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Re: How to configure 36 disks ?

To: Jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: How to configure 36 disks ?
From: Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 20:38:35 +0100
Cc: Raz <raziebe@xxxxxxxxx>, Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>, linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Linux RAID Mailing List <linux-raid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-aio@xxxxxxxxx, "linux-ide@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <linux-ide@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <174852.24274.qm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Jon Hardcastle's message of "Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:02:14 -0700 (PDT)")
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Jon Hardcastle <jd_hardcastle@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I'd like to understand how you even go attaching that many devices to a 
> system.. I am 'comparatively' new to this.. and have a 6 raid5 system.. not 
> enterprise.. and i have slammed into case/power/sat slot issues already. What 
> sort of hardware must one use to grow to a 36 array system!

Well, lets see.

Put 3 dual channel SAS controler in the box giving you 6 external SAS
connectors. Buy 6 48x disk enclosures and connect them. Configure them
all as JBOD and you get your 288 disks.


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